Lombardi Opens at Lincoln College
Play based on Pulitzer Prize winning
biography of Vince Lombardi
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[November 09, 2017]
“Lombardi,” which opens (tonight) Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Johnston
Center for Performing Arts at Lincoln College, follows Green Bay
Packers coach Vince Lombardi through a week in the 1965 NFL season
as he attempts to lead his team to the championship.
Lombardi, is based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of
Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.
play, a young Look Magazine reporter, Michael McCormick (Played by
Bradyn Wambach) travels to Green Bay to discover what makes Lombardi
in Lombardi (played by Steven Stowers), a man who can be abusive to
his players, dismissive to his wife and yet, is harder on himself
than on anyone else.
Wambach and Mia Avila
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Daniel Howard, Miguel
Garcia, Rolland Williams
encounters with Marie Lombardi (Mia Avila), and players Dave
Robinson (Daniel Howard), Jim Taylor (Roland Williams) and Paul
Hornung (Miguel Garcia), McCormick gains insights into “the most
imperfect, perfect man” he ever met.
Lombardi premiered on Broadway in 2010. The Lincoln College
production will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, Nov 9-11 and on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. The play will
continue next Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m.
Director is Doug Rosson, lead faculty for the Lincoln College
Theatre Department. Katie Eickhoff is the technical director, while
Jessica Sutton is in charge of lights and Jacqueline Ishmael is the
stage manager. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Johnston
Center box office at 217-735-7280.
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